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Australian woman who became homeless after moving to Washington DC is found dead

An Australian woman who ended up homeless after moving to Washington DC has been found dead days after telling her mother she was ‘ready to go back’ and asked her to bring her home. 

Meghan Godfrey, 27, from Yungaburra, Queensland, wound up living on the streets after she was reportedly robbed of her wallet and ID.

She was reported missing last week by her mother who had travelled to the US to bring her home. 

Local women’s outreach organisation, HER Resiliency Center released photos on social media on Sunday in hopes of tracking down Meghan who was last seen at Washington’s Union Station on Friday and described to be in a ‘vulnerable state.’ 

Meghan Godfrey, 27, from Yungaburra, Queensland, was found dead at the base of a building of George Washington University 

The Australian woman wound up homeless after she was robbed of her ID and wallet. Photos showed her sitting on the street outside of a building

The Australian woman wound up homeless after she was robbed of her ID and wallet. Photos showed her sitting on the street outside of a building 

Women's outreach organisation, HER Resiliency Center released photos on social media on Sunday in hopes of tracking down Meghan who was last seen at Washington's Union Station on Friday and described to be in a 'vulnerable state'

Women’s outreach organisation, HER Resiliency Center released photos on social media on Sunday in hopes of tracking down Meghan who was last seen at Washington’s Union Station on Friday and described to be in a ‘vulnerable state’

The centre revealed Meghan had emailed her mum two weeks earlier asking her to take her home saying she was ‘ready to go back.’ 

‘At the beginning of this week our outreach team met with a woman who traveled here from Australia in search of her missing daughter (Meghan Godfrey), who was recently sighted in Washington D.C.   

‘The daughter is in a vulnerable state, had her wallet/ID stolen, and is currently living on the streets. We have been unable to locate her since Friday. Pictures of her are below in the hopes that perhaps one of you might have seen her more recently.’

‘The daughter did send her mother an email two weeks ago asking her to come take her home…that she is “ready to go back.” That is why her mother is here.

‘She is not going to leave until her daughter is found,’ the post read.  

One photo showed the disheveled woman sitting on the street outside of a building with a tote bag, cigarettes, and a fast food takeaway cup.  

Hours later, a HER rep confirmed Meghan had been found dead. 

It was revealed Meghan had emailed her mother about two weeks earlier asking to take her home saying she was 'ready to go back'

It was revealed Meghan had emailed her mother about two weeks earlier asking to take her home saying she was ‘ready to go back’ 

Meghan had reportedly emailed her mum two weeks earlier asking her to come bring her home saying she was 'ready to go back'

Meghan had reportedly emailed her mum two weeks earlier asking her to come bring her home saying she was ‘ready to go back’

Ms Godfrey's mother is expected to formally identify her body and then begin the process of bringing her home to Australia

Ms Godfrey’s mother is expected to formally identify her body and then begin the process of bringing her home to Australia

Campus of the George Washington University in Washington DC

Campus of the George Washington University in Washington DC 

‘We are saddened that earlier this evening we leaned Meghan is no longer with us. We hope she is in peace and pray for her family,’ Natasha Guynes said.  

Meghan’s picture had also been circulating on social media after the National Missing and Unidentified Person’s System released a report revealing an unidentified woman was found at the bottom of a building at George Washington University campus. 

The US government agency shared an appeal alongside a composite image they created of the woman, who was discovered on July 16

The US government agency shared an appeal alongside a composite image they created of the woman, who was discovered on July 16

The US government agency shared an appeal alongside a composite image they created of the woman, who was discovered on July 16. 

Despite her extensive injuries from the fall, the report states she still had a relatively ‘recognisable face’.

From that image, members of the community matched the features with that of Ms Godfrey.

An eagle-eyed person noticed the woman in the composite creation was wearing the same patterned top as Ms Godfrey wore in a recent photo on the streets that authorities were notified and the correct channels investigated.

Administrators for the group where the connection was first picked up have since confirmed the ID’s are a match.

‘Following the tips, the police have matched the fingerprints of the deceased woman to Meghan’s prints and they are in the process of formally identifying her,’ a statement read.

Ms Godfrey’s mother is expected to formally identify her body and then begin the process of bringing her home to Australia.

For confidential support call the Lifeline 24-hour crisis support on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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